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44 Star Wars Books

For about ten years, from 1998 to 2008, I wrote about forty-four Star Wars books (I think so, anyway—I try to count, and then get lost. Repeatedly.) JEDI APPRENTICE, JEDI QUEST, and LAST OF THE JEDI are three separate series that take place in years not covered by the movies. JEDI APPRENTICE is about the training of a young Obi-Wan Kenobi with his master, Qui-Gon Jinn, taking him from age twelve to about age eighteen. JEDI QUEST is about the challenging apprenticeship of Anakin Skywalker, picking up from after “The Phantom Menace” until shortly before “Attack of the Clones.” THE LAST OF THE JEDI takes place immediately after the events of “Revenge of the Sith.”

I loved writing about the Star Wars universe. To me, each series was about teachers and students, the nobility of a life of service, and the confrontation of ultimate evil– all taking place in the amazing universe George Lucas created.

Here are a few things that critics and Star Wars fans have said on websites and blogs:

On Jedi Apprentice, from galaxyfaraway.com:

“It vastly deepens the tale… a human story of camaraderie and sharing and heartache.”

From theforce.net:

“Jude Watson is such a great character writer… The relationship between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan is delightfully complex and filled with angst. The emotions they put out are easy for any fan of any age to understand and relate to. Yet, for the parents out there, their relationship provides a great opportunity for talking with kids about the hard work it takes to build a friendship and reestablish trust.”

theforce.net on JEDI QUEST:

“The Final Showdown is a fast paced, intense novel. Anyone writing it off as “young adult fiction” would do good to check it out. The drama, characterization, and tie-ins with the films are as impressive as you’ll find in any Star Wars novel.”